When the limited edition MAC Suntint liquid lip balms rose with 2009’s Baby Bloom collection, I was more into how they felt than how they looked. I loved their non-sticky, hydrating formula, but I hoped for more pigment from them at the time.
Oh, what a difference 600 days make…
The Suntints are back, but this time I’m totally into them. I’ve been loving sheer, moisturizing tinted glosses lately, and the Suntints fit the bill. Three of them — Full of Grace (a sheer rose), Pink Tinge (a yellowish pink with golden pearl) and Lilt of Lily (a creamy pale pink) — are arriving with the Surf Baby collection (coming May 26 to North America; internationally, some time this month).
Swatches from the left: Suntints in Full of Grace, Lilt of Lily and Pink Tinge
I like that they contain SPF 20, but because they are non-sticky (which makes them feel great on the lips), they have to be regularly reapplied. Luckily, that couldn’t be a whole lot easier to do, even without a mirror. If you like the Clinique Superbalms ($14), you might like these too. The Superbalms feel slightly stickier than the Suntints to me and contain, in some cases, quite a bit more color (but no SPF).
The Suntints are kinda pricey (Neutrogena makes a similar product for $6 a pop), but I like the packaging…and I know I could easily finish a tube without wasting a drop.
PRICE: $15.50 each (3 shades)
AVAILABILITY: Coming May 26 to North American MAC stores, counters and online; internationally, some time this month
MAKEUP AND BEAUTY BLOG RATING: A-
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,